Shotei -- "Woman near Bridge, Evening"

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
(1871-1945) (aka "Rakutei")
Title "Woman near Bridge, Evening"
(given name)
Date ca1920's/30's (pre-1936)
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable Florida print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 4 5/8 x 6 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Still top-tipped to original embossed cardstock backing. (Lightly toned.) Clean backside.
Reference/Illus website #S-46; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #152.
Comments A beautiful nighttime canal/illuminated windows image. This print is "pencil-signed" (by Watanabe's staff) as "Rakutei"--but now known as simply another artname for Shotei. (Learn more.) Rarely seen.
Item # GM-11
Price $325 (Sold/AK)